The labyrinth has been called “the path of the soul.” In this immersive retreat, we’ll explore walking the labyrinth as a tool for spiritual formation and the cultivation of exquisite self-care in daily life. We’ll prepare a small custom-designed labyrinth as a form of contemplative practice. Participants will enjoy sitting meditation, prayer, ritual and silence, mindful eating, and the joy of practicing spiritual discipline in community. We’ll also learn organizing tools for bringing contemplative practice into daily life in meaningful way and practical ways. Those who sit regularly may wish to bring a meditation shawl or stool or any other non-electronic meditation aid. Participants are asked to bring a photograph or object that is special to them for the creation of an altar that will be central to our work. Please bring lunch with you—something that does not need to be heated. Participants are asked to stay the entire time. Use of the labyrinth will be incorporated into the Sunday, June 30, worship service. Open to all levels of experience by permission of instructor.
Contemplative Practice: Walking the Labyrinth of Life
Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton
Sat., May 4, 10:00 am—4:30 pm; fee
Saturday, May 4, 2019